Nothing irks me more when I see junior exhibitors that do squat with their birds win big in shows. Don't take me wrong, I have nothing against junior poulty breeders, I'm one myself, but it's so discouraging to see a kid win when in reality their parents did all the work. Now, I know a little kid can't do it all on his own, but come on! When mom and dad are preparing the birds, breeding the birds, buying the birds, feeding the birds, and the kid isn't doing ANYTHING, that's just not fair. I was reading my show points towards one of my clubs when I noticed how many points this one kid had. I've never seen him at any of the shows, but I always see his parents at the shows caring for his birds and yadda yadda yadda. Heck, his parent's even breed the same breed. And when he is there, his parents still do all the work. He's perfectly competent and able to do it, but he doesn't. So who do you think is doing all the work? It's just really discouraging for me and all the other junior exhibitors that spend a lot of time trying to perfect their birds only to lose to someone who clearly hasn't done anything. I wonder if there's anything that can be done to stop this. There's so many good, dedicated kids that are losing hope because kids like that keep beating them.